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Make profits from sea urchin culture

Few years ago, sea urchins or what foreign countries tagged as sea porcupines, are generally ignored marine species. It could be because of their strange-looking movable spines and tubular feet akin to starfish that make people stay away from them. People only realized sea urchin’s special value when its demand in foreign markets had overtaken [&hellip

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Tilapia Fish Farming

Known as the “aquatic chicken,” the TILAPIA is a poor man’s fish that grows fast and breeds easily in captivity. It is considered as one of the easiest fishes to culture. It is also relatively tolerant to a wide range of salinity & temperature levels. Moreover, farming tilapia requires minimal inputs. TECHNOLOGY PROFILE The most [&hellip

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Carp Polyculture Production Guide

Carp polyculture can be utilized using huge amount of organic wastes such as cowdung or poultry droppings and production levels of 1-3 ton/ha/year can be obtained with application of both organic and inorganic fertilizers alone. Provision of feed enhances the fish production significantly and production levels of 4-8 ton/ha/yr are obtained using a judicious combination [&hellip

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How to Start a Mud Crab Farming Business

Scylla serrata is the common mudcrab occurring in the estuarine and mangrove areas and is commonly called as “red crab” and it prefers to live in low saline waters. Male crabs of S. serrata grow to 700 to 800 gm at the maximum The export size of the crab is 500 g and above for [&hellip

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Culturing hanginan, another commercially important sea cucumber species in the Philippines

Perhaps one of the most overlooked underwater species is sea cucumber. This tiny creature, with its flexible sausage-shaped body and tentacles surrounding its mouth and feet, has one of the most important contributions in the fisheries sector ecologically and economically speaking. Two-way importance Considered as “earthworm of the sea floor”, sea cucumber feeds on deposits. [&hellip

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ABOT (agree-build-operate-transfer) AquaNegosyo

The ABOT (agree-build-operate-transfer) AquaNegosyo is one of SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department’s programs to disseminate science-based aquaculture technologies. It was conceived in September 2006 to accelerate the promotion and adoption of sustainable tropical aquaculture technologies for food security. Scientists actively transform their discoveries into operational businesses while enabling AQD to augment its resources for research and development. [&hellip

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Soft-shell crab production using hatchery-produced seedstock

“Sa alimango, kikita tayo.” Soft-shell crab farming is a profitable business providing employment and dollar income, hence the increasing interest of farmers and aquaculturists to engage in the said farming activity. In Asia, commercial soft-shell crab production has been established in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Soft-shell crabs are sold to local restaurants and exported to [&hellip

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Grouper (Lapu-lapu) Farming and Production Guide

Locally known as lapu-lapu, grouper has been cultured in ponds and cages in Southeast Asia for more than a decade. It is one of them most expensive fish in the market and is valued because of its texture and taste as well as its great potential in the aquaculture market. The demand of the grouper [&hellip

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Tilapia program bats for better look, bigger outlook for the Red Nile Tilapia

The color red seems to catch even the fancy of fish consumers. The red sea bream, red snapper, and grouper all command good market but are highly priced. Thus, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)-coordinated National Tilapia Research and Development Program banks on the good prospects in offering [&hellip

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